Standon Calling is an unforgettable festival weekend for your family. Immerse your brood in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, with entertainment for all ages across main stages, woodland, water and dedicated kids’ areas.
This is an easy to reach escape from the everyday (only 60 minutes from London!), so pack the car or baby bag badly and get ready to enjoy some quality time together this summer.
From Dick & Dom‘s DJ Battle, a dip in the pool to a groovin’ Family Rave, Standon Calling is the place to enjoy festival fun this summer and make incredible memories.
With multiple options at your disposal, make sure you enjoy your family festival weekend in comfort!
Available as part of your weekend ticket, at no additional cost.
Stay among like-minded families, unwind after a magical day of festival fun and enjoy a slightly earlier bedtime.
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A premium campsite in the valley and close to the Main Stage. Enjoy luxury toilet and shower facilities, a dedicated bar and lounge space, the beloved customer service team and a luggage buggy courier available on arrival and departure.
Having sold out earlier than ever before for 2023, we have now changed the location and expanded this campsite, with a new batch of tickets now available to buy in addition to your weekend ticket via the Standon Calling website. Snap up your spot before passes sell out again!
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Practical and a treat for the whole family! Arrive to pre-pitched, furnished Boutique tent or yurt and take the hassle out of your festival camping experience.
Whether you’re after the home comforts of the Classic Bell tent (from £52 per person per night) or a more luxury experience in a Super Emperor tent (from £72 per person per night) with plenty of space for the whole family, raised beds, foam mattresses and power – we have an option to suit your brood!
Plus, enjoy luxury toilet and shower facilities, a dedicated bar and lounge space, pamper tent with dressing tables, hairdryers, mirrors etc., a dedicated customer service team and a luggage buggy courier available on arrival and departure.
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Not very far at all! All of our campsites can be reached within 10 minutes of the Car Park / Main Gate and the Family Campsite is two minutes from the Main Gate.
If you’re camping in one of our Premium Campsites in the valley – Lavish Lands or Boutique Camping – you will have to walk down a hill into the festival arena valley. Do make use of the first-come-first served luggage buggy service available for all Premium Campsite guests on arrival from the main gate and departure from your campsite lounge / check in.
The festival is in fields, so you’ll need to think practically about your pushchair and its capabilities! We’d advise you to bring a carrier or a trailer instead.
Before you leap into buying, why not consider hiring? We have partnered with Kids Bike Trailers who have a fantastic array of buggies and trailers suitable for all terrain!
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And are there changing facilities?
Yes and yes! Babysitting has been provided for a number of years by the lovely Mortimer Nannies team, comprised of fully qualified nannies and DBS-checked assistants.
Book your kids into ‘stay up late’ sessions in their cosy HQ, decked out with fairy lights, comfy beanbags and cushions so children can snuggle down, listen to a story, play games or watch a film.
Alternatively an ‘in tent’ babysitting service is available for up to 3 children.
Advance booking for both services will open for 2023 shortly!
In the kids area you’ll find a dedicated space for changing, feeding and warming up milk and meals.
Standon Calling’s audience is a multi-generational, family friendly bunch!
While some areas and stages will be loud, there is plenty of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside space to spread out in while still having a great view of the acts and entertainment you want to see.
The Kids Area is programmed with young children in mind and has more relaxed spaces to enjoy.
We have released a limited number of family bundles for tickets + boutique camping for you and your family’s festival weekend. Enjoy Weekend Tickets at previous tier pricing + the luxury and convenience of the Boutique Campsite.
Partying with your offspring is different to pre-kid days when you could rave, sleep, eat, repeat. Cue Mortimer Nannies a festival service that caters for the kids so you can spend a few hours dancing the night away without snack requests or toilet breaks from your little folk. At only £40 for 4 hours it is well worth it for a night out sand little folks.
Get ready for your summer festival holiday this July!
From baby sensory to immersive kids’ theatre, teen DJ workshops to main stage family entertainment to enjoy together, there is something for all ages at Standon Calling this summer.
In recent years our stages have welcomed Horrible Histories, Andy and The Odd Socks, Mr Bloom Live, Mr Motivator morning workouts and of course festival-favourites Dick & Dom with their infamous DJ Battle, to name a few.
Plus, take a swim, join the annual Saturday costume parade and watch the Sunday Dog Show entrants battle it out for waggiest tail!
Our full Family Programme and Line up, coming soon for 2023.
The Standon Calling Kids’ Area is on hand to provide non-stop fun throughout the weekend.
With dance, theatre, circus, music, arts, crafts, sensory play and fire camp storytelling there is so much to keep the babes occupied and create an unforgettable weekend with the family.
This is also your go-to for baby change and other practical bits and pieces to help your weekend run smoothly.
Woodland Tribe takeover an area of the woods to creative play and construction, Wild Wellbeing hosts family-friendly bushcraft, yoga and movement, while The Playing Fields bring silly games and challenges to spark the imaginations of your little ones.
Yes, that’s right – a festival with a swimming pool!
Refreshing when the sun is shining and heated when good ol’ British weather makes an appearance, take a dip Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with 30 minute slots available to pre-book (coming soon!), as well as free-swim sessions.
Don’t forget your cossie!
Mortimer Nannies bring an experienced festival team to host ‘stay up late’ sessions each evening in their cosy HQ.
The Mortimer Tent is decked out with fairy lights, comfy snuggle pods and cushions so the children can relax, listen to a story, play a board game by torchlight or watch a movie.
The Mortimer Team is comprised of fully-qualified nannies and DBS checked assistants. With generous adult to child ratios and decades of experience between them, you can feast, relax, pamper or party the night away, safe in the knowledge that your little ones are having a wonderful time too.
These sessions are suitable for children aged 2 years and over, however if you do have a younger child , or would like a later night, we also have private ‘in tent’ Nannies available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and CLICK HERE to book now!
Looking to join us with your family this July and fancy a bit of luxury in Boutique Camping? Then a Family Bundle is the one for you!
Choose from a Bell or Emperor tent in Boutique Camping for groups of 3, 4, 5 or 6 and enjoy Adult & Young Adult Weekend tickets at our previous Tier, saving you over £20 per ticket.
Be quick as these bundles are super limited!
Please note, your booking must include at least 1 under 18 ticket and you must purchase a boutique camping structure as part of your order.
We have a dedicated Family Campsite so you can enjoy being neighbours with festival folk who share your slightly earlier bedtime and wake up time!
Select Family Camping free of charge when buying your Weekend tickets for Standon Calling 2023